March 30, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
One of the points that AT&T seems to make abundantly clear when advertising their network is the ability to make a voice call and surf the web at the same time. Lots of people love this ability, and others would go as far as saying that Sprint and Verizon are lacking because they cannot offer this. Personally, I was an AT&T customer for roughly 3 years and used this maybe a handful of times. That said, after the announcement of the Sprint EVO 4G there was some speculation that users would be able to simultaneously use voice and data. And that is something that no other Sprint handset is capable of doing.
Anyway, HTC has come forward and released a statement making it clear, the HTC EVO 4G will not be able to use voice and data at the same time. But that comes with a slight catch, so read on.
“If you’re using 4G for data, you can’t use CDMA for voice. Currently the only way to do simultaneous voice and data would be through a third-party VOIP solution. However, this is not due to strict hardware limitations, so it’s possible this could change with future updates.”
But that said, the nice part here is that they mentioned this is not due to a harwarde limitation, which means that this is something Sprint is limiting and could be changed. Of course, I said could be changed, because while it may not be possible, it may not be likely to happen.
So, voice and data at the same time? Yes, no? Is it important to you?